Confidence in Concept and Proximity to Discovery

MRC launches institutional Confidence in Concept and Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund

The MRC recently announced that the 2014 call for institutional applications to the Confidence in Concept scheme is live. Running alongside this, the MRC has launched a second institutional pilot scheme, Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund, which will provide awards to institutions to be used flexibly to support the development of relationships with industry partners. Funding will enable research organisations to be proactive in developing collaboration and allow a greater flexibility to respond quickly to opportunities as they arise. Short term people exchanges between industry and academia are considered a key component. Continue reading

BBSRC and MRC Industrial CASE Studentships

Call opens: 6 May 2014

Next application deadline: 10 July 2014

All Research Councils have agreed a shared vision for Collaborative Training, providing doctoral students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner organisations in the private, public and civil society sectors. Continue reading

Working with Industry Event – Thursday 15th May

R&KT Workshop: ‘Taking the corporate pound: how to build effective relationships with industry’

Thursday 15th May 2014, 1-2pm (IBR Seminar Room)

Working with industry can be incredibly rewarding.  Not only do you get to make a direct impact in the commercial world but the work you do is likely to feedback into your research and open up pathways for further collaboration.

This seminar aims to help you better understand how you can develop productive relationships with industry. We will provide an overview of the different ways you can engage with industry and how the University and College is supporting business engagement activity.  You will also hear from Professors Ann Logan and Roy Bicknell about their experiences of working with industry.

Medici Enterprise Training Programme Recruitment Event

Monday 19th May 2013, 12-1pm (Lunch provided)

Institute of R&D, Birmingham Research Park

Have you ever thought about the commercial potential of your research?

Come along to the Medici recruitment event on Monday 19th May to find out more. This session will be an opportunity to find about the Medici programme and how it can benefit your research career, you’ll hear from previous Medici fellows; Professor Andrew Peet from the School of Cancer Sciences and Professor Ed Rainger from the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine about how the course has developed the scope and applications of their research.

Medici is an intensive training programme designed for research staff wanting to commercialise their research. It is also for researchers who are already involved in a project and want to improve their business skills and knowledge in order to engage with industry with professionalism and confidence.

Application forms for the Medici 2014/15 programme are available from Sofia Hansrod, together with further information and dates. Places on the course are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Register for the event at: http://bit.ly/1gAkg4s

For further information visit: http://www.bizzinn.org/training.php